Sven De Knop is a partner in Sidley Austin’s International Trade Group. He helps clients understand and navigate the complex web of EU and international laws and regulations governing the trade of goods, technology and services.
Sven has significant experience helping clients understand how economic sanctions and export controls apply to their business, including by advising on licensing and classification matters. Working closely with Sidley lawyers across the globe, he assists clients in the design and implementation of compliance programmes, and with internal investigations, compliance audits, and enforcement actions.
Sven is recognised as a Leading Individual by Chambers Global and The Legal 500. Clients describe Sven as a ‘creative and relentless litigator’ and say ‘he’s very clear, he’s proactive and well connected’. Most recently, he has been listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 for Trade & Customs with sources from the publication describing him as ‘a formidable trade expert with lots of experience’ and as ‘very responsive and a quick thinker’.